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Sultanate is a podcast where we discover new and exciting destinations within the Sultanate of Oman that are beyond the tourist route; as well as finding unique ways to enjoy the Omani hospitality like a local.

Join D. Michael as he takes you around the Sultanate to share with you what he loves most about Oman.

Sultanate D. Michael

    • Places & Travel

Sultanate is a podcast where we discover new and exciting destinations within the Sultanate of Oman that are beyond the tourist route; as well as finding unique ways to enjoy the Omani hospitality like a local.

Join D. Michael as he takes you around the Sultanate to share with you what he loves most about Oman.

    033: Arabian Sands with Tom Ordeman

    033: Arabian Sands with Tom Ordeman

    In this episode of the Sultanate, I sit down with Tom Ordeman to discuss Wilfred Thesiger and his novel Arabian Sands.
    Tom Ordeman, Jr. is an information security practitioner at Oregon State University, and a part-time military historian. When he was an anti-terrorism consultant in Kuwait from 2010 to 2012, Oman became part of his responsibility. Later, Tom fell in love with the Sultanate of Oman during a life-changing visit in 2012. He's written several articles for Small Wars Journal, and he's previously discussed Oman on the War College podcast and the International Spy Museum podcast, called Spycast.
    Join us as we discuss Wilfred Thesiger and Arabian Sands.
    Learn more at the associated episode post on my website. Check it out!  Sultanate Ep 033: Arabian Sands with Tom Ordeman Links Spycast - When COIN Works: An Interview with Tom Ordeman War College - The Most Important Middle Eastern Country You’ve Never Heard Of Tom's articles on Small Wars Journal 5 Must Read Histories of Oman prepared by Tom Ordeman Follow the show and find more about Oman at: www.beyondtheroute.com Facebook Instagram Twitter Do you like what you hear? Be sure to tell a friend and tell me what you like in the comments at www.beyondtheroute.com. You can also leave the show a review on iTunes. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    • 22 min
    032: Chips Oman

    032: Chips Oman

    In this episode of the Sultanate, I sit down with my friend Nadhira al Harthy to discuss why there are so many chip brands in Oman, the quirky ways to consume the sumptuous fried snack, and conduct a taste test to find the most popular chip in Oman.
    Be apart of the conversation. What is your favorite chip in Oman?  Follow the show and find more about Oman at: www.beyondtheroute.com Facebook Instagram Twitter Do you like what you hear? Be sure to tell a friend and tell me what you like in the comments at www.beyondtheroute.com. You can also leave the show a review on iTunes. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    • 28 min
    Chips Oman Teaser

    Chips Oman Teaser

    This month on the Sultanate podcast we sit down with my friend Nadthera to discuss a noteworthy section on Oman’s food culture, the chips!
    The episode launches on the 10th of January, 2019. Subscribe using Sticher, the iOS Podcast app, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you don’t know how to do that, learn here.
    Follow the show and learn more about Oman at: www.beyondtheroute.com Facebook Instagram Twitter

    • 1 min
    031: Ashura

    031: Ashura

    Ashura is a significant occasion for all Muslims, but it is particularly important for Muslims practicing the Shia branch of Islam. Little known to outsiders, Shias in Oman quietly observe this occasion openly among the narrow streets of Muttrah. Join me as I share with you the unique sights and sounds of Ashura in Oman.
    Be sure to view the images, and learn more at the associated episode post on my website. Check it out!  Follow the show and find more about Oman at: www.beyondtheroute.com Facebook Instagram Twitter Do you like what you hear? Be sure to tell a friend and tell me what you like in the comments at www.beyondtheroute.com. You can also leave the show a review on iTunes. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    • 10 min
    Ashura Teaser

    Ashura Teaser

    This month on the Sultanate podcast we visit downtown Muttrah, late at night to observe a unique religious event. You don't want to miss this one.
    The episode launches on the 10th of October, 2018. Subscribe using Sticher, the iOS Podcast app, or wherever you get your podcasts. If you don’t know how to do that, learn here.
    Follow the show and learn more about Oman at: www.beyondtheroute.com Facebook Instagram Twitter

    • 1 min
    030: Oman's Climate

    030: Oman's Climate

    The best time to visit Oman is... well, it depends on a lot of factors. The climate and weather being the most significant.
    Just like the British, it seems us Omani residents discuss the weather, a lot. Usually it’s something like, “It’s really hot today,” or “Wow, the humidity came out of nowhere.” 
    There is no hiding the fact that Oman is a hot, desert country. We are within the tropic latitudes, and hold a portion of worlds largest sand desert within our boundaries. High temperatures are in the forecast no matter how you look at it. However, the climate or weather shouldn’t deter you from visiting.
    In this episode of the Sultanate I discuss the different climate regions of Oman and give my opinions on the best times to visit Oman.
    Now I want to hear from you. Do you have and opinion on the best time to visit Oman, or a weather related travel story from Oman? I want hear it. Leave me a note in the comments. Follow the show and find more about Oman at: www.beyondtheroute.com Facebook Instagram Twitter Do you like what you hear? Be sure to tell a friend and tell me what you like in the comments at www.beyondtheroute.com. You can also leave the show a review on iTunes. Thank you, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

Karileed ,

Great podcast!

I would know nothing about Oman if it wasn’t for this podcast. D. Michael’s narrations are wonderful. He makes you feel as if you were right there with him. Very well done. Can’t wait for the next episode!

Horvath & Assoc. Architecture ,

Awesome

Salam, great podcast. Great information. Keep it coming!

MostlyTorso ,

Easy, Informative Listening

While I don’t foresee a journey to Oman in my near future, I do have a thirst to learn about the world around me—and this podcast surely provides a means of quenching that thirst. Michael is easy to listen to, opens my eyes to a culture different to mine, and is done in a professional manner. It should also be noted that the sound quality of the podcast itself is of a very high caliber as well—something that’s very important to me. Keep up the good work, D!

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